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February 20, 2018

The CFTC recently announced a landmark partnership with the Financial Conduct Authority, one of the U.K.’s main financial regulators. The two agencies signed a cooperative arrangement that...

February 14, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker responded to Corporate Counsel's Inside Track newsletter's "Question of the Week" if Germany's new law is a good idea and how social media platforms can prepare to stay compliant. Germany's new law requires social media sites to act swiftly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material....

February 14, 2018

RK&O partner Jeffrey A. Lehtman has been named to Latinvex's Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers list. This list is based off a combination of factors including including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters

February 12, 2018

On February 4, 2018 Bon-Ton Stores Inc., a department store chain, sought bankruptcy protection saying it was trying to restructure financially or sell the company to avoid liquidation. For mall owners, a “going out of business” sale at one of their large anchor stores not only decreases rent revenue but, it can lead to the departure of other mall stores that...

February 7, 2018

The controversy involving the home builder, Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., has renewed market participants’ concerns that the fundamental assumptions underlying CDS as a hedging tool are no longer valid. 

February 7, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in the acquisition of Federal National Commercial Credit (FNCC), a specialized commercial finance company...

February 7, 2018

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) recently took a step forward to streamline the process of licensing fintech firms operating across the US.  

February 6, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics.

February 6, 2018

On February 6, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee began hearing testimony from the CFTC and the SEC regarding the currently unregulated cryptocurrency markets. Sources in Congress told Reuters that the hearings will mostly explore whether...

January 30, 2018

RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman discusses the new anti-corruption law passed in Argentina that portends serious consequences for companies that do not have a robust anti-corruption compliance program in place.  

January 11, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was recognized in BankruptcyData after his recent elevation to counsel. Mr. Ludwig plays an active role in the firm's finance practice, focusing on loans backed by specialty assets. He represents both dealer and buy-side clients in analyzing and negotiating total return swap facilities. He also regularly assists swap providers in...

January 9, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in ABF Journal after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups. He represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil, regulatory and criminal matters, often touching on the integrity of the...

January 5, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Devlin was recently promoted to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group. 

January 5, 2018

Paul J. Devlin was recognized in Global Investigations Review for his recent promotion to partner at RK&O. Mr. Devlin has been with RK&O for 11 years and represents corporations and individuals in regulatory matters.

January 5, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was mentioned in Structured Credit Investor's "Job Swaps Round-Up" section after his recent promotion to counsel. Mr. Ludwig is in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group in which he concentrates on credit and credit derivatives, marketplace lending and bankruptcy claims trading, representing both dealer and buy-side...

January 4, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was featured in Global Restructuring Review after his recent promotion to counsel in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions group. The piece highlighted his work in helping negotiating settlements for claims against Lehman Brothers entities in the U.S. and Europe.

January 2, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm's Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.

January 1, 2018

As a new year in the world of financial restructuring unfolds, bankruptcy attorneys should not just be keeping tabs on the huge companies and entire U.S. territory that have recently fallen on hard times, but they should also be tracking the cases that have raised new questions about bankruptcy procedures and the ability of creditors to recover.

January 1, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Paul J. Devlin has been made a partner in the firm and Victor Ludwig has been elevated to counsel.

December 18, 2017

RK&O managing partner Jennifer K. Grady has been named to the inaugural Crain's New York Business List of Leading Women Lawyers. The 100 New York women included on this list are trailblazers who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional...

December 13, 2017

With continued growth of the marketplace lending ABS sector and repeat issuance from a range of firms, the market appears to have shaken off its label as an esoteric asset class. RK&O partner Vincent Basulto told Structured Credit Investor that...

December 11, 2017

Argentina has become the latest Latin American country to enact laws making companies liable for crimes committed in Argentina and abroad, a move local lawyers say is a positive step towards an anti-corruption culture in the region.

November 8, 2017

PDVSA, Venezuela's state oil company, may have its credit default swaps triggered now that a credit event determination question has been submitted to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). The question submitted to...

November 2, 2017

RK&O Partner David Massey has been admitted to the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a selective professional association of highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who practice in the federal courts in New York.

November 1, 2017

RK&O partner Michael D. Mann was named a 2017 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice. 

November 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was again named a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. 

October 27, 2017

Global Investigations Review has named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to their prestigious GIR 100 List for 2017. The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.

October 26, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented two CarVal managed companies in connection with their sale of up to 13 “Capesize” dry bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd. for a combination of cash and GoodBulk stock. 

October 18, 2017

Alere, a public company that manufactures and sells diagnostic tests, has resolved SEC charges that it misstated its revenue and bribed government officials in Colombia and India. In the combined settlement, Alere agreed to pay $3.3 million in...

October 6, 2017

On September 27, 2017 federal prosecutors in New York arrested 10 individuals, including four assistant basketball coaches at Division I schools and a top Adidas executive, on charges that include conspiracies to commit...

October 5, 2017

Benchmark Litigation 2018 Edition named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP a “Recommended” firm in New York for General Commercial Litigation, and also ranked RK&O among the leading national White Collar Crime practices.

October 2, 2017

Federal enforcement authorities are playing full-court press against some of the biggest names in the world of college basketball, scoring federal criminal charges last week in a massive fraud and corruption scheme that threatens to rock the compliance...

September 29, 2017

Azish Filabi, CEO of Ethical Systems, recently wrote an article for Law 360 in which she made the business case for corporations to operate in an ethical manner. She points to research that demonstrates that ethical companies profit in the long run through fewer legal and enforcement costs. 

September 20, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 as a leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations. The publication highlighted RK&O's work with Petrobas in the development and implementation of...

September 20, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 as a leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations. The publication highlighted RK&O's work with Petrobas in the development and implementation of...

September 14, 2017

Synthetic credit is an invaluable tool for investors looking to hedge or quickly express a view on credit. There are fewer synthetic credit products than before the crisis, but options still include credit indices, index tranches and bespoke tranches.

September 5, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been named to the Global Investigations Review 40 Under 40 list for 2017. GIR honored individuals under 40 years of agewho are shaping the future of the law in investigations and enforcement across 11 different countries.

August 14, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP associates Emily Kelley and Margot Laporte have been named to the 2016 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for their respective contributions of 100 hours or more...

August 9, 2017

RK&O partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2017. Ms. Brandt was commended for her work in securities litigation, white collar criminal proceedings and internal investigations. The publication noted...

July 31, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram was named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hotlist" for 2017. All individuals selected have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. by peers and clients. 

July 26, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2017. Each year, the publication awards this honor to 100 exemplary women in leadership positions across a range of industries in North America...

July 26, 2017

Varo Money Inc., a mobile banking startup, recently announced it has applied for a national bank charter. Although Varo is technically a financial technology company, its application is not for the special charter for nonbanks, or fintechs, that has been...

July 20, 2017

Recently, the acting Comptroller of the Currency, Keith Noreika, dove into one of the hottest debates the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has endured in years. Noreika expressed his support on the concept of creating a national Fintech...

July 11, 2017

Significant downward pressure has been applied on hedge fund management fees in recent years, but hedge fund incentive allocations - fees paid for the performance of the fund - have remained relatively steady at around 20%, the industry average.

June 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2017. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O...

May 26, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2017. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O...

May 19, 2017

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors recently formalized its plans to modernize state banking regulations in the next three years. The new plan, Vision 2020, outlines six ways in which the CSBS seeks to provide "a regulatory system that makes...

May 3, 2017

In the recently released report “State of the Mountain Lion”, the Humane Society of the United States outlined policy recommendations to better protect mountain lions – also known as cougars, pumas and panthers – and to conserve the species for future generations.

April 28, 2017

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) creation of a Fintech charter program is being challenged with the recent complaint filed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). The complaint alleges that the OCC does not have the...

April 19, 2017

The Department of Justice is signaling a change of pace with regards to current and future FCPA investigations, according to Trevor McFadden, the Criminal Division's acting principal deputy assistant attorney general.

March 28, 2017

Judge Castel of the Southern District of New York has issued a 66-page opinion dismissing all of the SEC’s claims against RK&O client and former Buchanan Ingersoll partner William Uchimoto. Mr. Uchimoto had been named in an SEC suit against Benjamin Wey...

March 15, 2017

In the article "Repeat FCPA Offender Orthofix Settles Brazilian Bribery Charges with the SEC", RK&O partner Audrey Ingram discusses the recent Orthofix settlement. 

March 13, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Farallon Capital as one of the principal investors in Playa Hotels & Resorts in connection with Playa's merger with Pace Holdings Corp.

March 10, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners Shari A. Brandt and H. Rowan Gaither successfully represented ICAP plc (n/k/a Nex plc) and its former subsidiary ICAP Europe Limited in the dismissal of two federal class action suits asserting, collectively, Sherman Act...

March 9, 2017

 RK&O recently helped  a pro bono client referred by Whitman Walker Health's Legal Services Program to obtain immigration relief in the form of deferred action from removal. 

February 27, 2017

RK&O partner Shari A. Brandt has been named a member of Law360's 2017 Securities Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board will provide feedback on Law360's coverage, as well as expert insight on how to best shape future coverage.